Marvin D. Nathan

Founder at Nathan Sommers Jacobs

Marvin D. Nathan

Marvin D. Nathan

Founder at Nathan Sommers Jacobs


Marvin D. Nathan is former Chairman for Anti-Defamation League.

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Nathan Sommers Jacobs

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Secretary at Tellurex Corp.

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Director-Connecticut Region at Anti-Defamation League

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Former Chief Financial Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Founder at The Glenville Group, Inc.

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Founder at Balser Art Ventures LLC

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Chairman & Co-Founder at PlatformQ LLC

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Member at New York Angels, Inc.

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Assistant Secretary, National Commission at Anti-Defamation League

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Operating Partner at Global Leisure Partners LLP

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Chair, Board of Directors at Anti-Defamation League

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Marvin D. Nathan
Founder at Nathan Sommers Jacobs
Doctorate of Jurisprudence, cum laude, Order of the Barons
Class of 1966

The University of Houston Law Center combines excellence and diversity. Its location in Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S., gives students and graduates access to one of the world's largest legal markets. The city is also home to the world’s largest health care and medical complex and recognized as the energy capital of the world with multiple Fortune 500 companies headquartered here.


HBA Constitution, Article 1, Section 2: The object of the Association shall be to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the State of Texas by educating both attorneys and citizens of their legal, civic and ethical responsibilities; to promote the administration of justice by educating the public about the qualifications of judicial candidates; by providing alternative, cost effective means for citizens to resolve their disputes, and by providing access to legal services for all; to improve the law; to uphold the honor and dignity of the profession by providing charitable and legal services to all; to promote professional ethics among its members through education; to improve community relations through charitable service and education; and to promote fellowship among its members.


The State Bar of Texas (the Texas Bar) is an agency of the judiciary under the administrative control of the Texas Supreme Court. The Texas Bar is responsible for assisting the Texas Supreme Court in overseeing all attorneys licensed to practice law in Texas. It is the fifth largest organization of lawyers in the United States. The State Bar is headquartered in the Texas Law Center at 1414 Colorado Street in Austin.

1965 - 1966

The Houston Law Review is a scholarly journal published by students at the University of Houston Law Center. The organization itself is non-profit corporation run independent of the Law Center administration, with student editors making all editorial and organizational decisions. The articles published include those authored by students as well as professionals and cover a wide range of legal issues. Professionals who have authored articles for the law review in the past have included professors and practitioners who are recognized experts in their fields. The law review publishes one volume each year comprising of five separate issues, at least one of which is a symposium issue. Recent symposiums have been focused on topics of present day interest in various areas of Intellectual Property law. The journal has a circulation of over a 1000 copies with subscriptions from libraries and practicing lawyers. In addition to publishing the journal, the law review hosts the Frankel Lecture Series, featuring prominent speakers and recognized scholars from across the nation. In a ranking of law reviews based on journal citations, the Houston Law Review has recently ranked among the top fifty law reviews in the nation. The Houston Law Review was founded in 1963 under guidance of Dean Newell Blakely, and with contribution from twenty lifetime sponsors including Houston firms such as Baker Botts, Fulbright & Jaworski and Vinson & Elkins. In 1970, Professor G. Sidney Buchanan became the first faculty advisor to the law review. Now in its 44th year of publication, the law review has over 1000 alumni members making valuable contributions to legal community all across the nation. These include judges on United States District Courts and the Texas Supreme Court, renowned practitioners, and general counsels to Fortune 500 companies. Recent alumni members of the Houston Law Review have served as judicial clerks to federal district and circuit judges. For the current members, the law review serves as an academic forum for legal scholarship. All members complete a casenote or comment that is deemed publishable. This provides an opportunity for Review members to develop their own writing skills. Further, all members take part in the comprehensive editorial process that every published article goes through. This helps members build on both their research proficiency as well as their editing skills.

Career History

Nathan Sommers Jacobs is a private company headquartered in the United States involved in legal services.

National Chair
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The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 27 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and an office in Israel. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public.

Member of the Honors Program
1966 - 1968

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

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Awards & Honors
University of Houston - Distinguished Alumnus Award
University of Houston Law Center - Dean's Award
University of Houston Law Alumni Association - Alumnus of the Year Award
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